WANAKENA WEEKLY #13 - 04/30/20 - 05/06/20
In an effort to “FLATTEN THE CURVE” Otto’s Abode will remain temporarily closed until further notice. This is our eighth week of being closed.
The Wanakena Labyrinth is abloom with beauty and serenity!
The Governor has declared that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. During the remaining closure, we will continue to provide distance learning, free meals, and coordinate child care resources for health care workers. We are currently working collaboratively with other districts and SLL BOCES to develop detailed plans for reopening in the fall, which take into account all of the measures we will take to keep our students, staff, and communities safe. At this time there are still many unanswered questions, and we will continue to provide clarity as more information becomes available. I understand that this has been a time of great uncertainty and stress for our district, especially for our students. I know that this prolonged closure has created many negative effects for our students, staff, and communities. Thank you to our essential workers who will continue to provide support for our families for the duration of the closure. Thank you to all of our staff who have gone above and beyond to help in this unprecedented situation. Thank you to everyone who has done their part to keep others safe. We will get through this together. There is light at the end of the tunnel. For now, be steadfast in keeping yourself and others safe and have hope.
Blackwaters Café in Wanakena, UB’s Mercantile in Oswegatchie, Adirondack Pharmacy and Circle K in Star Lake, Mountain Gate Redemption near Benson Mines and Stone Manor Diner in Cranberry Lake, and Sevey Point at Sevey Corner remain open for business in one way or another (open, take out, pick up, drop off, etc…). Post Offices are open too (Thanks, Mary!)
After being closed to the public through April 30th, the Ranger School Property is back open for hikers to explore. Note: The Cathedral Rock Fire Tower remains closed to the public. Lots of other trails to explore, though!
The Clifton Community Library in Cranberry Lake hosts via Facebook Live bedtime stories most nights read aloud by Ms. Kate the Librarian! https://www.facebook.com/cliftoncommunitylibrary/ Also, their wi-fi hotspot is still active if you need to do some screen time finger-tappin’.
Hillside Diner in Oswegatchie, Todd Hardware, Twin Lakes and Coffee Fever in Star Lake and Otto’s Abode in Wanakena remain temporarily closed. There’s a rumor going around that Lakeside General in Cranberry Lake will open Memorial Day Weekend.
You can charge your electric vehicle in Wanakena, though.
St. Lawrence County spring outdoor burn ban in effect March 16th – May 14th.
Any questions, comments, concerns, trail condition inquiries, legends, jokes, animal sightings, etc… feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3158483008 or pop-in the shop! Wanakena Weekly Archive here: http://www.ottosabode.org/p/wanakena-weekly.html
There is a time to fish and a time to dry nets. – Chinese Proverbs
All for now!